Colbert implores Pelosi to update 'weaponry' in SCOTUS fight: 'Trump has a literal heat ray'

Colbert implores Pelosi to update 'weaponry' in SCOTUS fight: 'Trump has a literal heat ray'
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CBS late-night host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertObama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' Literary group to honor Obama Obama criticizes Trump on pandemic response: 'It's not rocket science' MORE implored Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases House Democrats urge congressional leaders to support .1B budget for IRS Bipartisan Senate group holding coronavirus relief talks amid stalemate MORE (D-Calif.) to update her "weaponry" after she spoke about having a "quiver of arrows" for battling Republicans over President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE's upcoming Supreme Court nominee.

"Glad to hear it, Madame Speaker, but can we update your weaponry, please?" Colbert asked. 

"Democrats may have a quiver of arrows, Trump has a literal heat ray," the "Late Show" host quipped.


Pelosi hinted on ABC on Sunday that Democrats have several options in preventing Trump from getting a third Supreme Court nominee confirmed in his first term. She was asked by ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosPressure grows from GOP for Trump to recognize Biden election win Top aide: Biden expected to visit Georgia in push to boost Ossoff, Warnock Chris Christie: Trump's legal team has been 'a national embarrassment' MORE if one option included a second impeachment trial. 

“We have our options,” Pelosi responded on "This Week" on Sunday. "We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now, but the fact is, we have a big challenge in our country."

An August New York Times report said Trump officials suggested using a "heat ray" to repel migrants from the southern border in 2018. Alexei Woltornist, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, told The Hill following the report that such a weapon “was never considered.”

Trump told Fox News on Monday that he will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court "on Friday or Saturday," with the president adding there's "more than enough time" to get his choice to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgCuomo likens COVID-19 to the Grinch: 'The season of viral transmission' For Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court upholds religious liberty Cardinal Dolan hails Supreme Court decision on churches, COVID-19 MORE confirmed.

The president said his team is currently vetting a shortlist of five women.